How can i print from ipad3 if my printer isnt compadible with airprint?

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  1. bostinboggs

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    I have downloaded 2 different apps and are able to print tests so I know it is recognized. I cannot figure how to print from email and safari since they are looking for the AirPrint printer. Apple support could not help as they are not familiar with anything other than AirPrint. Can anyone help?
     
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    Here is a page that might help you with your problem of printing with a printer that doesn't support AirPrint.
    http://ipadhelp.com/ipad-help/print-from-ipad-iphone-without-airprint/
     
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    My Epson printer is not an AirPrint print. However, netgear, the co that makes my router, released a program tat runs on my pc that makes any printer on my pc (or on the network) act like an AirPrint printer. So, now I can print from my idevices but I don't own an AirPrint printer.
     
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    I have the same Netgear app on my Mac, and it works perfectly to make my old Epson look like an air printer to the iPad. I suspect it will also work on non-Netgear routers. Worth a try, since it's free.

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    Problem is that the things you all describe need to also use a computer. If you are just using an iPad you need air print.
     
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    Which you can get if you want to buy another printer. There are plenty of AirPrint printers out. I don't see any problems either way.
     
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    One more option for you. I have an Espon Workforce 615 (I think that is the model) printer. It is on my Wifi network, the same one that my computers and iPad is on. Epson also makes an iOS app (called Epson iPrint, available in the appstore from your iPad) that works for some of their printers. With such an app, I can print directly to my printer without the need of a program on my PC to make my printer appear to be an AirPrint printer.

    So, you might be able to do similar. It just depends on what equipment you have and what the manufacturer has provided in the way of support. Obviously, many different vendors provide support for the iPad.
     
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    No, if you download it and instal it, it has full functionality. You don't need to pay anything.
     

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